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RE: Plant Addicts?Horticulture Helpers Anonymous

Perfect, just perfect!  I am not alone!!!   If I weren't laughing so
hard, I'd be almost embarrassed that it describes me so well.  Thanks,

Chortling in West TN - Zone 7

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Jesse Bell
Sent: Monday, June 23, 2003 10:48 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plant Addicts?Horticulture Helpers Anonymous

OHMYGOSH...that sounds like ME!!

Jesse Rene' Bell
Claremore, OK
Zone 6

>From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Subject: [CHAT] Plant Addicts?Horticulture Helpers Anonymous
>Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 10:21:07 -0400
>You might be interested in the following.
>Summary: Ever feel like you're the only gardener who is totally 
>obsessed by the need to own every plant and/or seed known to man, 
>whether it will grow in your area or not? Read (and memorize) the HHA 
>Creed so that you know that you are not alone!
>The Horticultural Helpers Anonymous (HHA) Creed.
>   1. I want it.
>   2. I want it all.
>   3. I want it now.
>   4. If it will not grow in my zone or is prohibitively expensive, I 
>want it most of all.
>   5. I am perfectly willing to forego any necessities of life such as 
>food for my children in order to have it.
>   6. I recognize my horticultural dependency.
>   7. I recognize your horticultural dependency.
>   8. I will willingly aid and abet your dependency, as you will mine.
>   9. This makes us infinitely happy.
>  10. Any money not spent by virtue of comparison shopping equals found

>money and therefore is not counted as spending.
>  11. More is more!
>  12. Regardless of my previous desire for, planning for, or need of 
>any plant, if all the others have it, I must have one, too.
>  13. If I have planted all that I have already purchased, I must 
>immediately purchase additional plants.
>  14. We believe in owning all plants, we believe in sowing all seeds, 
>and owning all catalogs and books related to feeding our needs. If 
>there be any plant that is virtuous, lovely, or of good report or 
>praiseworthy, we seek after these.
>At this point, it is customary to recite one's VISA card number, from 
>memory only, please.
>This creed began life around 1994 in the Gardening Roundtable of GEnie.

>It was refined and condensed by Denise Beck, a CompuServe Garden Forum 
>  "A garden, where one may enter in and forget the whole world, cannot 
>be made in a week, nor a month, nor a year; it must be planned for, 
>waited for and
>loved into being."    Chinese Proverb
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Lynda Young" <lyoung@grindertaber.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Monday, June 23, 2003 9:39 AM
>Subject: RE: [CHAT] For those in my area
> > Donna - my sympathies on the loss of an obviously cherished plant 
> > source.  Have I told you about the group I'm trying to organize - 
> > PARS - Plant Addicts Recovery and Support?  I hope that with hard 
> > work and the encouragement of fellow sufferers to someday be able to

> > drive past a nursery without stopping, to browse a catalogue without

> > feeling compelled to complete the order form, to pick up a plant 
> > magazine without turning to the back to see how many sources offer 
> > on-line ordering, to rid myself of that notebook and it's thirty 
> > pages of jotted names of must-have plants still to be located.  
> > Honestly, my husband and I are GOOD people - it's just this shared 
> > compulsion that's turned our lives inside out.  ;)
> >
> > Lynda
> > Zone 7 - West TN
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